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Charlie Murphy, Brian Gleeson and Sarah Greene to star in new RTE drama series 'Rebellion'

Published 21/05/2015 | 15:04

Well known Irish actors Charlie Murphy, Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate) and Sarah Greene (Noble) have been enlisted to star in a new RTE drama series which will air in 2016.

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RTÉ announced today that a new drama series set and filmed in Dublin is in the pipeline.

Sarah Greene
Sarah Greene

'Rebellion' is a five-part serial drama which charts the violent birth of modern Ireland. 

Irish actors, Charlie Murphy, Brian Gleeson and Sarah Greene will all star in the drama which is set over three weeks in Easter 1916.

Brian Gleeson
Brian Gleeson

The serial begins in 1914.  Europe is at war and Britain is preoccupied with the German threat.  But by 1916 in Dublin, the Easter Rising explodes into life and announces the beginning of a campaign for independence that will take another seven years to resolve.

The drama will tell personal stories which are intertwined with political events of the time, RTE's head of drama Jane Grogan revealed.

Actress Charlie Murphy at Today FM'a Ray Darcy Show, Dublin, Ireland - 06.10.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Charlie Murphy
Actress Charlie Murphy at Today FM'a Ray Darcy Show, Dublin, Ireland - 06.10.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Charlie Murphy

"However, it is a drama, not a history lesson, and our story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of 1916.  Men, women and children from Belfast, Dublin and London - people whose lives were irrevocably changed by this extraordinary period," Jane added.

Rebellion will be produced by Zodiak Media Ireland and Touchpaper Television in association with Element Pictures, and is written by Colin Teevan, directed by Aku Louhimies, and produced by Catherine Magee.

Rebellion will be hit tv screens in 2016.

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